standing Week Ahead

TRASH THE FASHION

Stop by the Granite Theatre from 7 to 9 tonight to catch a glimpse of the fabulous fashions made from one-of-a-kind, up-cycled, wearable works of art at the annual “Trashion Fashion Show.” For information about how to to participate, contact the Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce at 401-596-7761 or send email to events@oceanchamber.org. Tickets are $15 and available by visiting oceanchamber.org/occc-event-registration

POETRY TIME

Enjoy poetry out loud twice this week. Tonight at 5, the Rhode Island Poet Laureate Emeritus Lisa Starr, author of “Mad With Yellow,” will host Savoy Bookshop and Cafe’s monthly poetry salon, and on Tuesday, Starr will join poet Barbara Hill, the author of “A Few Sharp and Glamorous Words” for a poetry reading beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, visit banksquarebooks.com or call 401-213-3901.

MUSIC AND ART

Join two longtime friends Duke Robillard and Linda Peduzzi for two special nights filled with art. On Wednesday, the two will pair up for the opening reception of their joint art show, “Paintings by Master Blues Musician, Duke Robillard and Pawcatuck Artist Linda Peduzzi,” from 5-7:30 p.m, and on Thursday, the Duke Robillard Band will perform a free concert in the library auditorium from 6-8 p.m. Learn more at westerlylibrary.org.

MORE ON MURALS

Hear the stories behind the colorful murals of Westerly Wednesday when The Westerly College Club hosts a free presentation by Zachary Garceau called “Stories Behind the Murals.” The talk takes place at 1 p.m. at St. Clare Church, 4 Saint Clare Way, Westerly.

REMEMBERING THE SCHOOL

Share your memories of Pawcatuck’s old Field Street School, and enjoy the artwork at “Pawcatuck Remembers: 80 Years at the 40 Field Street School” a student-developed art exhibition and book project featuring snapshots and stories about the school this weekend at one of two opening receptions; Friday, 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, 2 to 4 p.m. at the La Grua Center, 32 Water St. in Stonington. Wine, soft drinks, nibbles, and cafeteria “Candy Cookies” will be served.

SERMON ON THE MOUNT

Watch Emmy-nominated actor Frank Runyeon share his take on the Sermon on the Mount Saturday during a program at 7 p.m. at Christ Church, 7 Elm St. in Westerly. Tickets are $20 per family or $10 each and available at the Christ Church office. Financial assistance is available for students. 

ELEANOR ROOSEVELT

Say hello to First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt Saturday at 2 p.m. when Ashaway Library presents “An Evening with Eleanor Roosevelt” with author and historian Carol Cohen, who will share a glimpse into the life of Eleanor Roosevelt. The program is free and registration is required. Call 401-377-2770 to register.

RHODY TUNES

Hear traditional Rhode Island music Sunday at 2 p.m. when the Westerly Historical Society hosts a free concert with Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi, a duo better known as the Vox Hunter. For more information, visit westerlyhistoricalsociety.org.

Events are subject to change, so double-check before heading out. For more events/updates/changes, call the individual organization or visit www.thewesterlysun.com/events.

— Nancy Burns-Fusaro

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